Wednesday, September 20, 2006

 

Proportions: The Number 19

The number nineteen is a favorite number used by Bach. I will be using analyses of the number 19 in Bach and Beethoven. So first, here are some sites on the number nineteen.
http://www.vortexmaps.com/htmla/nineten.htm

http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/Park/6443/Submitters/the_number_nineteen.htm

http://www.vortexmaps.com/htmla/planets.htm

The proportions for the number nineteen are:

3:2:5:7:12:19:31:50 etc.

Beginning with the numbers 3 and 2, adding consecutive numbers yield the next number in the sequence. Maybe the most frequently and maybe least noticed proportions from the series are the seven days of the week, from which we separate two weekend days and five work days; and 12 is used twice to count the number of hours in a day, and 12 months divide a year. Less formally astrology is planned in 19 year cycles.

Cheers, and happy counting

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